It all started with a tree

Turkey

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBhrssxF-BU

A compilation of Images from the Gezi Park Protests in Turkey to the song ONE TREE by EVREN.

LYRICS

It all started with a tree
(Yeah a tree), and you can’t cut it down

It started with a tree can you hear that sound
It’s the people (the people)

Now what you gonna do?
Everybody stand up no body move

It’s a moment (a moment)
That we all really need
Finally awake we’ve been living in a dream

And everybody knows that we got to break free
It’s all going down and it started with you tree!

You can’t have it
We said you couldn’t cut it down

This is our people
This is our sound

This is our music
This is our voice

This is our movement
This is our choice

Get yourself out there get yourself heard
You can change the world with the power of the word

Enough is enough and we ain’t gonna stop
Too many people, not enough cops!

It all started with a tree
(Yeah a tree), and you can’t cut it down

It started with a tree can you hear that sound
It’s the people (the people)

Now what you gonna do?
Everybody stand up no body move

It’s a moment (a moment)
That we all really need
Finally awake we’ve been living in a dream

And everybody knows that we got to break free
It’s all going down and it started with you tree!

They can take away justice, take away law
Take away freedom, that’s what we saw

They talk about peace but they really want war
The world is watching they wont get far

Revolution, it can happen in a day
Don’t be afraid of the things they say

We all come together and we can’t be stopped
Too many people, not enough cops!

It all started with a tree
(Yeah a tree), and you can’t cut it down

It started with a tree can you hear that sound
It’s the people (the people)

Now what you gonna do?
Everybody stand up no body move

It’s a moment (a moment)
That we all really need
Finally awake we’ve been living in a dream

And everybody knows that we got to break free
It’s all going down and it started with you tree!

Bir, iki, uc, dort

The poets, the artists, the thinkers and writers
The cryptic, the passive aggressive reciters

The actors, musicians, the painters and dancers
They jail us for freedoms of taking our chances

The lovers, the haters, the gays and the straighters
The drinkers, the smokers, the laughers and jokers

The socially awkward, the mamas and papas
The farmers and croppers, the big city shoppers

They sell us, they trade us
They love us, and hate us
They claim that we voted them in so they made us

And last but not least they will give us the knowledge
Of mass education through government college

And they won’t apologize, they wanna beat us
And hit us with bullets and forcefully feed us

And now that we’ve told them that we’ve had enough it
We will not take it and let them be rough with it

We give them power and we gave them places
And teach them a lesson they’ll never erase

So people awaken and finally see

It all started with a tree
(Yeah a tree), and you can’t cut it down

It started with a tree can you hear that sound
It’s the people (the people)

Now what you gonna do?
Everybody stand up no body move

It’s a moment (a moment)
That we all really need
Finally awake we’ve been living in a dream

And everybody knows that we got to break free
It’s all going down and it started with you tree!

We, the Free Peoples of Earth

Declare that Now, upon this Monumentus Occasion of Solidarity

As we stand side-by-side, arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder

Our hearts full of Love, and Compassion, with Understanding, and Acceptance of all that we

face in the eyes the adversity,

Together as One, Man, Woman and Child,

A community, a collective, and most importantly a Revolution of expression

Non-judgmentally driven,

Without persecution of beliefs,

Or the undermining of those with differing values,

Side-by-side, in the name of humanity, of morality and equality for all people

Free from oppression and intolerance, arrogance and tyranny

Unscathed by the unapologetic nature of power and greed

Unmoved by the fear and persuasion

Steadfast in our resolve

Without fear of brutality,

Relentless and merciless savagery

Together we stand for our brothers, our sisters, our elders and our children

Now is the time to move past the lies, the hatred, and the domination of the human spirit

To create a better world, inspired by Unity, Harmony, Education, Opportunity, consideration and

Empathy,

Unwavering as a mountain

Deep rooted as a tree, from now and forever

As one people we will stand strong

As one people we will stand free

And as we stand here side by side

Remember, that it all started with One Tree.

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